Five alleged burglaries in an hour and a half have landed a Melbourne trio in Geelong Magistrates Court.
Police arrested the three suspects on Wednesday five hours after their alleged crime spree among properties in southern Geelong.
“Great work by all those involve,” police posted on social media later the same day.
The three alleged offenders burgled properties at Grovedale, Belmont and Highton between 2am and 3.30am.
Police suggested that a sighting of a vehicle they were using during the burglaries gave away their location to officers pursuing them.
“A small stolen Nissan Pulsar was sighted,” police said.
“Members from the Geelong High Volume Crime Response Team (Criminal Investigation Unit) arrested three offenders at 8.30 am in close proximity to the stolen vehicle.
“Arrested was a 21-year-old male from Chadstone, an 18-year-old male from Elsternwick and a 21-year-old female from Melbourne.
“All three will be charged with numerous offences from the morning of the (Wednesday) aand other burglaries and theft of motor vehicles over the last two weeks.”
The other offences included an aggravated burglary at Lara on 25 March, police said.
The males were remanded to reappear in Geelong Magistrates Court and their alleged female accomplice was charged and bailed.